"I was angry, I was upset:" Dispute over military cords at Plymouth High School resolved
A disagreement over what students can wear for their graduation ceremony comes to a quick resolution.
Some students had wanted to wear cords indicating their intention to join the military. Now, they can.
The American Legion gave the handful of graduating students entering the military a red white and blue cord to wear at graduation. But it was against the rules until a few of these future military members stepped up.
"I was angry, I was upset, and I wanted a better reason then they gave me which is it's not a school sponsored program," said Leah Schuldt.
Schuldt is joining the airforce.
"They said red white and royal. It was really touching, I read the card and almost teared up," said Brylan Weisensel. Weisensel will be a part of the Navy."
"Each time it was a no."
"My mother called, she got the same reason. The auxiliary got the same reason."
Both Plymouth High School seniors felt they couldn't walk across the stage at graduation without the cords.
"Once we had them in our hands, we weren't going to hang onto them and say 'oh I got this cool little rope.' You got to do something about it once you have it," Weisensel said.
They all took to Facebook including Leah's father.
"Three, four hours into it is when the school had contacted us and let us know they had a change of heart," Kevin Schuldt, Leah's father said.
When we spoke to the Plymouth High School principal this morning, she confirmed that the issue had been resolved.
"They went through through the effort to get it, so we went through the effort to get the right to wear it."
The students will walk across the stage this Sunday. The principal also tells us that the Legion cords will be recognized in the graduation program.